The Frenchman is a big fan of the former Manchester City man.
Cantona said: "Balotelli is a great player and you can see his talent in the goals he scores. He also has great mental strength to put up with the enormous media pressure.
"Balotelli is the example for a country that is only now starting to deal with immigration. To be one of the first black players in your national team makes him a little like Viv Anderson for England in 1978. All of this makes him special, just as the children of immigrants like Kopa, Platini and Zidane were special for France.
"Maybe one day Balotelli will be a part of one of my documentaries."
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